Megan Dunn (BFA, MA Creative Writing, University of East Anglia) is the author of Tinderbox (2017) and a reformed video artist. Her art reviews and criticism have been widely published along with her essays and stories. In 2006, she won an Escalator award from the New Writing Partnership (now The National Centre for Writing.) In 2018 she was the recipient of the Louis Johnson New Writers Award, and the Surrey Hotel Steve Braunias Memorial Writers Residency Award. In 2020 she received an Emerging Writers Residency at the Michael King Writers Centre. She lives in New Zealand and writes about mermaids.